The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA is visited annually by thousands of people from the local community, across the U.S., and abroad. In fact, recreational values and education were key components of the legislation designating the site an Outstanding Natural Area. Although the site is small – just 120 acres - there’s plenty to see and do! For convenient access to the ONA’s trails and natural areas utilize the small parking area on the north side of S. Beach Road, 0.17 miles east of U.S.
From I-95, exit Indiantown Road east. Turn north (left) at US Hwy 1. Turn east (right) at Alt.A1A/S. Beach Rd. For your convenience, a geo-reference Adobe PDF map (for download) and an interactive online map are available.
NORTH OF S. BEACH ROAD
The area north of S. Beach Road (Lot 15) is open daily from dawn till dusk for walking and wildlife viewing. This portion of the ONA contains a small parking lot, informational kiosk, hardened trail and boardwalk, and a scenic observation deck. A small area within Lot 15 (Lot 16) is closed to all public access due to ongoing U.S. Coast Guard Operations.
SOUTH OF S. BEACH ROAD
The natural areas south of S. Beach Road (Lots 17 and 19) are accessible by our new trail! Please park in the north parking lot on S. beach RD and cross the street to access the trail head. If you’re curious about these areas, guided tours provided by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, are available the first Saturday of every month. More information can be found on the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum website. The shoreline is particularly sensitive and dangerous at this time and the public is asked not to access this area above the median high water mark for their own safety and to prevent unnecessary erosion to the exposed faced for the dunes.
*Please note that dogs and bicycles are not allowed on the ONA's trail system.